Project Description

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Quaynote has joined forces with the organisers of boot Dusseldorf to launch the European Superyacht Forum, a new one-day conference taking place on Tuesday, 21 January, 2020.

Taking place alongside boot Dusseldorf, the annual marine industry tradeshow, the European Superyacht Forum will appeal not only to regular visitors to the exhibition but to a wide international audience of yachting professionals from across Europe and further afield.

With boot Dusseldorf`s organisers supporting the European Superyacht Forum as Partners and Platinum sponsors, and with the Forum`s ideal location within the show itself, attendees will be able to make maximum use of their valuable time and resources by attending both events.

The European Superyacht Forum will tackle issues pertinent to both domestic and global superyacht industries such as Superyacht building, design, law, technology, trends and the on-board experience. The forum will combine interactive panel discussions, interviews and keynote presentations only to ensure optimum engagement with the audience.

Building on the success of Quaynote`s impressive track record of establishing long-running events in Malta, Spain, France, Greece, U.K. and multiple locations in the U.S. and Asia, The European Superyacht Forum will offer delegates the perfect opportunity for networking and business development while bringing them up-to-speed on key issues.

The European Superyacht Forum is a must-attend event for superyacht builders, designers, lawyers, corporate service providers, managers, associations, brokers, insurance specialists, captains, tax advisors, registries and anyone with a vested interest in the growth of the superyacht industry in and beyond Europe.

To register at the early bird rate please REGISTER HERE

For more information about sponsorship or speaking opportunities, please contact us now:

Lorna Titley
1 604 996 6837


Alison Singhal
44 (0) 203 560 8154

08.00Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
08.55Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.00Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
09.05Opening Presentation: How attainable is the green yacht?
*Is the green yacht an achievable target?
*What are the shortfalls and can they be overcome?
Ali Sayakci, Superyacht Owner & President, Evadne Yachts
Session Two: Building
09.15Panel: What are the hot building trends now and for the future?
*How is the design and market for explorer yachts evolving?
*How is the yacht building industry responding to calls for sustainability?
Moderated by:
Matteo Magherini, Naval Architect (CEng) Lateral Naval Architects
Panelists to include:
Ali Sayakci, Superyacht Owner & President, Evadne Yachts
Ewan Hind, COO,Arksen
Dean Smith, Director, Hampshire Marine
Session Three:  Design – Interior & Exterior
*Designing outdoor entertainment and living spaces
*reducing complexity in terms of both rigging and crew
*engineering packages that offers comfort and agility on the water.
*Will we see the demise of the white “wedding cake” yacht as Millennial owners come of age?
Moderated by: Matteo Magherini, Naval Architect (CEng) Lateral Naval Architects
Panellists to include:
Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal, RWD
Veronika Schmid, Gill Schmid Design
Alejandro Crespo Daroca, Yacht Designer
10.45Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Four:  Law
11.15Keynote Presentation: Building a superyacht in Germany –
*Which country`s law will you be governed by?
*Facts, Options, Legal and Fiscal Strategy
Prof. Dr. Christoph Ph. Schliessmann
11.45Getting to grips with VAT recovery
*A guide for charterers: a guide to what you need to know and do
Pedro Pestano da Silva, Marosa VAT
Session Five: Onboard experience
*Why customized digital technology is important
*The shifting focus on yachts as home away from home
*Food & wine on board superyachts
*The growth of new superyacht destinations
*Current trends in toys and tenders
Moderated by: Alejandro Bonet Templeton, Almar Lawyers
Panellists to include:
Richard Lambert, Head of Sales, Burgess
Roger Horner, Group Managing Director, E3
Craig Barnett, Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines
Domizia Marini, Business Development, HSML
Session Six: Superyacht Trends
14.00Presentation: The Uberization of the Yachting World
*New ways of buying and owning superyachts
*How does the co-ownership model work in practice?
Matty Zadnikar, Co-Founder, SeaNet
14.25Panel: What will be the top trends for 2020?
*Environmental issues, exploration and expedition capabilities, and technological development
*Bigger and bigger yachts
*Snow rooms, full gyms, IMAX theatres and popcorn machines
*Getting administration, paperwork and regulatory issues organised properly by professionals
*Trends in marinas, infrastructure and destinations
Moderated by: Ken Hickling, Director, Sherpa 63
Daniel Küpfer, Ocean Independence
Raf Breuls, Business Development Director Europe, SeaNet Europe
Tony Browne, Marina Director, Porto Montenegro
Malen Llompart Gual, Commercial / Marketing, Alcudiamar
Session Seven: Technology
15.40Presentation: Maritime Connectivity
Carole Plessy, Head of Maritime products, OneWeb
16.05Panel: How has customer service been impacted by technology?
* What are the pitfalls of technology tools used in the broker / charter sector?
* Has the level of customer service experienced declined or improved as a result of technology?
Toby Maclaurin, Director, Sales & Marketing, Ocean Independence
Andrea Pezzini, Director & Co-Founder, Floating Life
Jonathan Browne, ABYS Yachting
16.45Chair`s closing remarks
16.55End of conference

Ali Sayakci

Superyacht Owner & President, Evadne Yachts

Matteo Magherini

Naval Architect, Lateral Naval Architects

Ewan Hind

COO. Arksen

Dean Smith

Director, Hampshire Marine

Adrian Chisnell

Team Principal, RWD

Veronika Schmid

Gill Schmid Design

Alejandro Crespo Daroca

Yacht Designer

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ph. Schliessmann

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Pedro Pestano da Silva

Marosa VAT

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Alejandro Bonet Templeton

Almar Lawyers

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Richard Lambert

Head of Sales, Burgess

Roger Horner

Group Managing Director, E3

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Craig Barnett

Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines

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Domizia Marini

Business Development, HSML

Matty Zadnikar

Co-Founder, SeaNet

Ken Hickling

Director, Sherpa 63

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Daniel Küpfer

Ocean Independence

Raf Breuls

Business Development Director Europe, SeaNet Europe

Tony Browne

Marina Director, Porto Montenegro

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Malen Llompart Gual

Commercial / Marketing, Alcudiamar

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Toby Maclaurin

Director, Sales & Marketing, Ocean Independence

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Andrea Pezzini

Director & Co-Founder, Floating Life

Jonathan Browne

ABYS Yachting

Carole Plessy

Head of Maritime Products, OneWeb

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Location to be confirmed

Supported by:

Boot Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany